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BPC #5: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEALTH AND WELLNESS

BPC SERIES: A 9-Part Series on BEING a PRIMARY CAREGIVER (BPC)
Approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months. *
This series is dedicated to the heart and soul of this informal, unpaid, caregiving group, the primary caregivers. Silver Lining is dedicated to a healthier Delaware by using our expertise to empower a group of incredible people to give their loved ones the best care possible.

What is a Primary Caregiver?
A primary caregiver is the title given to anyone that is primarily (first-up) responsible for caring and providing for another living thing. A primary caregiver could be:the sole available person caring for anotherthe person who cares for another in the primary role (and has additional support people)the individual who lives with the person that needs cared forUltimately, a primary caregiver is responsible for making sure that the person they’re caring for gets the support and care they need. Our goal with the BPC Series is to support this amazing group of primary caregivers with resources, shout outs and access. We see you and we are here for you.
* National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. (2015). Caregiving in the U.S

“Health” and “wellness” get tossed around as much as cocoa beans on a Hershey Chocolate conveyor belt. It’s a lot. What’s the difference between them? Does it matter? 

The difference: Health is a state of being, while wellness is a state of living. 

The World Health Organization refers to health as, “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”  The primary determinants of health include social, economic and physical environments as well as a person’s individual characteristics and behaviors. 

Wellness is considered, “an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.”

The HEALTH of a person depends on the WELLNESS of a person. 

This is why our mission at Silver Lining is to achieve the best outcomes through customized care that encompasses all the unique facets of people’s lives. It’s not just about physical health; it’s also about making intentional choices that will contribute to the quality of life you want. 

Are you ready to become an active participant in your or your loved one’s wellness? Our next post in this series can set you on that path-BPC #6: BEING AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN WELLNESS.

Resources: World Health Organization. The determinants of health.

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